Grands Lacs: Fonds régional Actions urgentes
A small action is a one-off contribution to a humanitarian endeavour with no following phase that has to be operationally completed within a maximum period of 12 months. It is a flexible, efficient and transparent tool for SDC HA to support small humanitarian activities, including emergency response.
Democratic Republic Congo
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Material relief assistance
Protection, access & security
Primary health care
- Schweizerisches Arbeiterhilfswerk
The Great Lakes region is extremely volatile and fragile. The state of precariousness encourages political instability and recurring conflicts in the cases of Burundland the DRC. SDC and its offices in Kigali, Bujumbura and Bukavu are often approached by different agencies and NGOs with requests for the funding of a variety of humanitarian activities, including emergency response. Many projects are of limited scale requiring financial support of a few thousand Swiss Francs only.
The objectives of the program Small actions grant line is to provide the Regional Cooperation Office in the Great Lakes region with a simple and flexible quick Instrument to address clear humanitarian needs of the targeted beneficiaries as well as addressing windows of opportunities within the Great Lakes Region.
Vulnerable groups, in particular women and children
Flexible and quick response to critical humanitarian needs, including preparedness.
Capacities of the humanitarian community are strengthened, and vulnerable groups are provided with emergency response.
Results from previous phases:
Quick and flexible funding enabled SDC to fill certain gaps and support victims of natural disasters and armed conflicts who weren't targeted by larger projects.
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Regular dialogue with the humanitarian community is maintained, and actions are in line with the various existing crisis and emergency response plans.
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 230’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 221’040 Total project since first phase Swiss budget CHF 1’100’000 Budget inclusive project partner CHF 200’000|
Phase 4 05.05.2016 - 31.03.2018 (Completed)Phase 2 01.10.2011 - 31.12.2013 (Completed)